Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) is undertaking a rehabilitation project for the Battle Creek regional sewer (interceptor) system in Saint Paul. Work includes sewer lining and manhole replacement, along with operational and safety improvements.
The Metropolitan Council’s statutory mission is to foster efficient and economic growth for a prosperous region. Environmental Services supports that mission by providing regional wastewater service to 2.6 million people in 110 communities within the seven-county metropolitan area. The regional wastewater system protects public health and water quality while providing capacity to serve the planned growth of the region. The interceptor system meters and transports the wastewater flows from local community systems to one of nine regional wastewater treatment plants. It is comprised of over 610 miles of pipelines, 60 lift stations, and 223 metering sites.
Interceptor rehabilitation projects reduce Infiltration and Inflow, rehabilitate deteriorated areas, and improve structural integrity in order to prevent structural collapse or other potential conveyance problems. MCES staff identified numerous conditions within the Saint Paul area interceptor system requiring corrective action including severe corrosion and voids or breaks in the pipe.
Most of the work is cured-in-place pipe (CIPP). CIPP involves the construction of a new pipe inside of the existing pipe. Impacts from this type of construction may include dust, noise, odors, vibrations, traffic disruptions, equipment staging and visual impacts. Construction is anticipated fall 2020 through fall 2021, and will include trail closures and detours.
Battle Creek Interceptor Project Fact Sheet and Map - English (PDF)
Battle Creek Interceptor Project Fact Sheet and Map - Español (PDF)
Battle Creek Interceptor Project Fact Sheet and Map - Soomaali (PDF)
Battle Creek Interceptor Project Fact Sheet and Map - Hmoob (PDF)
Temporary trail closures are necessary to protect public safety during underground sewer construction. For more information, see the Trail Closures Information Sheet (PDF).
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